Plant in threes, drifts of five , odd numbers, and so on.Plant trios are pleasing, not stuffy. Two plants create formality -one on each side of the path, the door, the gate-they are sentrys ! In JJ De Sousas Portland garden rules are broken..who needs rules anyway ?
Lots of threes and fives going on here at the front door. Sometimes you break the rules, and sometimes you don't. Garden-makers privilege.
Sometimes there's just lots..as in JJ's splendid collection of succelents all lined up in matching black pots. The patine of aged concrete and brick and stone were a clever counterpoint to the slick contemporary touches.
JJ is the proprietress of Digs inside and Out in Portland , read Pam Penicks' excellent post on her shop here